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Instytut Biologii Ssaków Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Białowieża

Małgorzata Tokarska

Małgorzata Tokarska



Member of the Research Group "Genetics and Behavioural Ecology"

Publication list

Education and scientific degrees:

  • Habilitation: 2013, Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • PhD: 1999, Agricultural University of Wrocław, molecular genetics
  • MSc: 1992, Agricultural University of Wrocław

Research profile:

During her work at Agricultural University of Wrocław, Małgorzata’s scientific activities were concentrated on non-tissue specific patterns of gene expression in animals and genetic diagnostics of inherited disorders as well as on population genetics in domestic animals. Now she is concentrated on improving her skills in ecological genetics. Currently, she is the leader of the KBN grant concerning milk proteins genes expression in mammal lymphocytes and beside that, she is involved in MRI PAS projects on ecological genetics, including genetic diversity in European bison. Małgorzata is the author and co-author of 14 scientific papers, numerous conference reports and articles. She also wrote ‘a molecular biology practicals guidebook for Biology students’ and is the main author of ‘Genetics for Biologists’ at AU of Wrocław.

Recent research projects:

2010-2013: Genetic analysis of the species purity of the European bison (Bison bonasus) in the Belarussian part of the Białowieża Primeval Forest

International experience:

  • 2005 - training at Uniwersity of Lausanne (L'Universite de Lausanne)
  • 2003 - training at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London
  • 2002 - workshop "From Genome Sequence to Functional Analysis and Medical Applications", Capri, Italy
  • 1999 - Dutch Government fellowship at Wageningen Agricultural University, participation in Chicken Genome Mapping Project.

Most relevant publications:

M. Tokarska, A. Kawałko, J.M. Wójcik, C. Pertoldi. Genetic variability in the European bison (Bison bonasus) population from Bialowieza forest over fifty years, Biological Journal of Linnean Society, 2009, 97, 801-809.

J.M. Wójcik, A. Kawałko, M. Tokarska, M. Jaarola, P. Vallenback, C. Pertoldi. Post-bottleneck mtDNA diversity in a free-living population of European bison: implications for conservation. Journal of Zoology, London, 2009, 277: 81-87.

M. Tokarska, I. Ruczynska, H. Zalewska, A. Wójcik. Over seasonal and sex-independent expression of kappa casein gene (CSN3) in mammalian blood lymphocytes. Biochemical Genetics, Volume 47, Issue 7 (2009), Page 602. DOI : 10.1007/s10528-009-9253-3.

M. Tokarska, T. Marshall, R. Kowalczyk, A. Kawałko, J.M. Wójcik, C. Pertoldi, T.N. Kristensen, V. Loeschcke, V.R. Gregersen, C. Bendixen. Effectiveness of microsatellite and SNP loci (BovineSNP50 BeadChip, Illumina®) in parentage assignment and identity analysis in species with low genetic diversity: the case of European bison. Heredity, DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2009.73

Cino Pertoldi, Jan M. Wójcik, Malgorzata Tokarska, Agata Kawałko, Ettore Randi, Torsten N. Kristensen, Volker Loeschcke, Vivi R. Gregersen, Christian Bendixen. Genome variability in European and American bison detected using the BovineSNP50 BeadChip. Conservation Genetics, DOI: 10.1007/s10592-9977-y.

Awards and prizes:

  • 2000 - Agricultural University of Wroclaw Rector Award for scientific researches

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